Spice 28

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$30 and under
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Chinese
Spice 28 specializes in Szechuan and Asian fusion cuisines with a full bar that offers signature cocktails and a wide selection of wines and beers. Our Cuisines feature traditional authentic Szechuan cuisines, and fusion of Japanese, Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisines. Not only our food are rich in flavors, and spices, they are also authentic and creative. You will find some of the most authentic dishes in modern plating, but you will also find the unique cuisine that you will not find elsewhere. Also, the important is that the restaurant was designed by an architect and newly built. The atmosphere is very hip, modern and vibrant. The service is excellent, prompt and friendly. You will not be disappointed.
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TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I eat Thai food all the time and the food plus the atmosphere was a great experience.

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Although the food was excellent the service was slow and for whatever reason they were unable to located my reservation that I made through OpenTable. This was disappointing as I did not receive the points for the reservation and was marked as a no show despite having lunch there. Otherwise, the food and portions you received were fantastic

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the food is delicious (please try the green tea mochi dessert!), however the service left something to be desired. It was just too slow, we waited so long for our order to be taken, then between courses and finally to get the check.

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing Delicious Food!! However, the service Sucked...

TL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was so bad. There was no hostess, so having a reservation didn't mean anything. No one came to check on us. Ended up taking dessert to go because we were there for two hours already and most of that time was waiting for service.

IA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

The day we went it seemed like the servers were understaffed. They were doing their best but we had to wait for our drinks and which never came so we had to go to the bar and asked for them. One of our entree never arrived and we asked if it could just be boxed to take home and they ended up charging us double.
I would like to return but it would need convincing.

MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Spice 28 has great food and many options for even the pickiest of eaters. The ambience is wonderful. The place can get loud if it is crowded, but the increased noise levels do not distract from the positive experience you will have at Spice 28.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Spice 28 and will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pan seared pepper tuna is on of my favorites. Their restaurant week menu is full of greatness. Lots of options veggie/chicken/shrimp/beef. Overall a great selection to choose from. The ambiance is energetic and the music is great. You'll see a lot of smiles from guests and staff.

JE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went after seeing a show during Restaurant week. The food was fresh, hot and good. We had Coconut Lemongrass soup, grilled shrimp mango salad and I had the Beef Satay and my husband had Chicken Pad Thai my friends had grilled Salmon and the best thing was a large dessert selection. The portions were so big that my girlfriend and I had to box most of our main course, but the guys ate every course.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good. Nice environment and food.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went for lunch today with my friend and we started off with the shrimp mango salad and the tuna avocado salad. We were told that since it’s lunch a soup came included as well. So I had the miso soup and my friend had the tom yum veggie soup. For drinks we had the basil green tea gimlet and the passion fruit kiss. We also ordered the potstickers. I wasn’t too impressed with the salads they both lacked flavor and the combination of ingredients seemed off. The potstickers however were delicious. My miso soup was alright it could have had more flavor since it tasted a bit watery. However the Tom Yum veggie soup was bursting with flavor and left me craving more. For drinks my passion fruit kiss was a bit too lemony for my taste but was still drinkable. I preferred the basil green tea one over it and would definitely have another one again. At the end while looking at our check we saw an additional meal of fried rice was added in error but the manager made sure to remove that off our check. I enjoyed the ambiance and decor and would go back to try out their other items but would not try the salads again.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reasonably priced bottled wines plus a decent selection of foods.

v
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We returned after a couple of years and still found the same flavours, excellent drinks and outstanding service at the bar. Benny was an awesome bartender, professional and always taking care of our needs with a smile. The food was very tasty.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I got a cocktail and a few appetizers. The lychee martini and coconut lemongrass soup were worth going back for.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. Generous portions too.

EB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I love this place Normally, but on this visit the service was not that great. We went to have dinner before a show and the waitress barely wanted to take our orders, or answer any questions we had about the menu.

KD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was slow. Our table of eight guests was being tenders to primarily by the bartender. Drinks were slow to come out and it seemed like they needed an extra person to help handle a larger than average group. Food was average.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and service! Unfortunately extremely hot since then have an open window area

NS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Chinese food. The serving size was huge. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Yummy food with no frills. Loved it!

LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy ourselves ..food great and friendly family ..price is great for down town area

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great find! Food was great, service top notch. Great for a crowd of 11 for a birthday. Very pleased to have discovered Spice 28.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I rarely ever write reviews because I've never had an experience at a restaurant that I felt that I needed to air it out, but I had a horrendous time at Spice 28. The reviews seemed amazing, but I was so disappointed in the service as a whole that I felt I should share my story so you don't mess up a special date like I did. My girlfriend and I decided to go to Spice 28 for her birthday at 8PM on a Wednesday. We waited about 15 minutes to get seated, as the waitress/maitre d' was busy what it seemed to be, flirting with someone at the bar. Eventually, the manager came shaking a martini shaker and said "Table for 2?" I let him know we had a reservation, and he didn't care, so he called over the waitress. I told the waitress that we wanted to sit by the window, and she said that I couldn't and instead put us at a dirty table. Not like a table that seemed messy, but a table that was literally sticky and had napkins on it. So, we moved over to the table next to us, and waited another 15 minutes until someone gave us a menu. I've never, ever, had to wait that long just to try to figure out what to get to eat! We were completely unsure if the food was served family style, if they were individual plates, what the specials were, etc. We then waited another 10 minutes, so all together, it was 40 minutes since our wait to get seated, in which we decided to get up and leave. As we got up and left, the manager came by, and said "everything good?"

Don't waste your time here. We ended up going to Han Dynasty (a short Uber away), in which they treated her like it was her birthday.

AM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting from out of town.
The food was fantastic!
There was a large party so it was not the restaurants fault that service was a little slow.
After we did get waited on they were fast the food was very good!
We definitely would go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Apps were good and the sake was good but the entrees were not good at all. Sautéed udon was extremely salty and the tropical mango chicken (I believe it’s called) was way too saucy/ undercooked and tasted like cocktail sauce poured on a dish. Bad experience, I would only go for the Dan Dan noodles and sake.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ji was an awesome server ! She was so attentive!!! We loved her !

BC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place with generous portions and good service. The food was good tasty and reasonable, especially for the area. The drinks were less impressive, a bit too sweet and not cold enough.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was spotty. Slow to get drink refills. They failed to confirm my reservation and marked me as no show until I asked them to correct.

CT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Outside dining was noisy so we moved inside. Music was loud but overall good experience. Food was good quality.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific and service was outstanding. They were out of the iced tea I ordered, but the server let me know there would be more in a few minutes, and sure enough...

This is my fourth or fifth visit, and always enjoy it.

JW
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and extremely affordable. App, main and a lemonade were $16. Polite and helpful staff. Try the mini wontons.

DJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was a wait. If you don't mine the wait for a drink or more of anything, it's your place

KB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. We had a party of 7 and everyone remarked how great the food tasted. Would definitely recommend and will be back. Thank you!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Made a reservation, but still had to wait. They originally tried to put us in a side table by the bar next to people in bar stools. Very loud atmosphere and the food was ok, but not worth the price.

AM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service is why we keep going back again and again!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Pad thai was too oily and red snapper was disappointing.

MD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always good and available at a reasonable price.

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Seemed like they were a little stretched on serving staff. There were only two servers on and it seemed a bit of a challenge getting the drinks etc. once we started off with food everything was good.
I love the food here for the unique spices and preparation styles.
Great visit.
When I am in philly I make sure I at least order once from them during my stay.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday the food was ok the service was good

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